Drop test battle features the Samsung Galaxy S6 edge vs. the Apple iPhone 6
posted by Alan F. / Apr 05, 2015, 11:19 AM
Two flagship handsets squared off in a new drop test. The Samsung Galaxy S6 edge and the Apple iPhone 6 compete to see which model will hold up best for a klutzy owner. The first test is a waist-high drop that simulates a fall from the side pocket on a pair of pants. From this height, both devices held up well with some scratches on the edge of the two handsets.
The second test was done from head height to simulate a user dropping his handset while on a call. The iPhone 6 held up extremely well with nary a mark or nick on the device. While the Galaxy S6 edge managed to avoid damage to the screen, some marks were visible by the home button and along the edge of the unit.
Next up for the two flagship models was a ten-foot drop test. Would this be the fall that finally does in the iPhone 6 and the Galaxy S6 edge? The sapphire glass camera on the iPhone 6 was fatally damaged by the drop while the Galaxy S6 survived with all of its glass intact. It wasn't until the face down waist high drop test that the screen on the iPhone 6 finally gave in (although it was still useable). The Galaxy S6 edge suffered a small scratch on its screen after the head high face down drop. By the end of the video, both phones had severely cracked screens.
Click on the video below if you want to cringe at the sight of two great looking phones taking it on the chin repeatedly.
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Samsung Galaxy S6 edge OS: Android 7.0 Nougat, 6.0 Marshmallow, 5.1 Lollipop, 5.0 Lollipop View Full specs
- Display 5.1" 1440 x 2560 pixels
- Camera 16 MP / 5 MP front
- Processor Samsung Exynos 7 Octa, Octa-core, 2100 MHz
- Storage 128 GB
- Battery 2600 mAh(26h talk time)
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This was a very good test. Showing legit proof that the iPhone screen can't last as long as the galaxy.. The edges seem to protect the screen of the galaxy edge... This is what I've been noticing throughout many drop tests... The same thing cannot be said for the standard galaxy 6.. So your actually getting some extra protection when you spend those extra hundred dollars
posted on Apr 05, 2015, 11:26 AM 29
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I think the standard s6 will be better than the edge with this kind of test.. As seen on the video, the rear glass holds up really well. The aluminum is raised a tad higher that the glass to absorb impacts so the standard s6 will be tougher with front and rear flat glasses. and the edges might also be the culprit for the poor performance of s6 edge at bend test .. the edges where there could have been more high quality aluminum are dominated with glass
posted on Apr 05, 2015, 11:49 AM 7
Why are all these tests being done with the s6 edge instead of the standard s6? Is it because the price tags on it is the same like that of the iPhone 6 during it release? Well, if that is the case, then we can all see that the s6 edge is a device to reckon with. It deserves the extra cash and coupled with the specs it is far more better than the iPhone 6, not to mention the edge screen.
posted on Apr 05, 2015, 12:09 PM 1
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"It deserves the extra cash and coupled with the specs it is far more better than the iPhone 6, not to mention the edge screen." how much your post worth? 4.80 dollars? http://www.phonearena.com/news
posted on Apr 05, 2015, 1:41 PM 1
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You do know that Apple is guilty of the same thing right? http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/he
posted on Apr 05, 2015, 4:08 PM 5
Posts: 57; Member since: Oct 16, 2014
You are making a mistake: the homeless waiting in line for te iphone are paid by reseller who wanted to import the iphone to China (mainly) because the iphone could't be released as soon for legal reason. So, they were not paid by Apple, and the reason why that existed is because the iphone is so popular that it's worth paying people to buy phone that you will later sell in other countries. For the Samsung event, it seems that they were paid by Samsung, that's completely different: Samsung is just trying to make you believe that they have the same support from their fan as Apple.... That's something you can not buy.
posted on Apr 05, 2015, 4:32 PM 3
Posts: 649; Member since: Jan 15, 2015
As a matter of fact, Apple isn't in the position of Samsung. Being one of the world largest R&D spender, Samsung have contributed a lot to the world with their amazingly hard working; bringing the cutting edge technology which Apple can't even imagine. Apple is just a name, they have nothing in their hands, they send their iPhone price skyrocketing with the oldest spec ever among others. For the sake of an iPhone, brainwashed fans were ravaged their own life servery with their evil propaganda; selling kidney, leg, arm, children; turning a nice people to murderer. At foxconn factory, Apple treat those hard workers like slaves; no time to relax, too much stress, some feel hopeless in their life, even commit suicide. I don't get why people support that kind of heartless company which doesn't deserve any credit at all. This is just my personal point of view...
posted on Apr 05, 2015, 12:44 PM 13
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Apple created the moder computer, MP3 player, smartphone and tablet, they have the most satisfied consumers that are willing to pay premium for their products and they have the biggest hating comunity the world has ever seen. They have everything including your brain. "Bringing the cutting edge technology which Apple can't even imagine." Yeah my words. Like 64-bit processing or fingerprint sensor or metal unibody phones. People just absolutelly love Apple products, that's why they are getting the most credit of any company. Sinple as that.
posted on Apr 05, 2015, 1:04 PM 4
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Apple created the MP3 player? Nope. According to WIkipedia, "The first portable MP3 player was launched in 1997 by Saehan Information Systems, which sold its “MPMan” player in Asia in spring 1998. In mid-1998, the South Korean company licensed the players for North American distribution to Eiger Labs, which rebranded them as the EigerMan F10 and F20." ... Oh. And Saehan Info Sys is a subsidary company of Samsung Corp by the way.
posted on Apr 05, 2015, 1:24 PM 13
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Mp3 player? Are you serious? I think i had at least two different versions of Rio PMP before ipod was even introduced, Smartphone? Please old winmo devices were much much "smarter" than iphone which lacked some of basic functions of a regular phone 64bit processing? pfff CPUs have been on 64bit and what is Apple doing with 64bit? not much other than marketing Fingerprint sensor? Motorola Atrix
posted on Apr 05, 2015, 1:27 PM 7
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Really? All Windows Mobile devices had a mobile version of the Windows Media Player and it played MP3s. Apple has never invented anything. Yes they marketed better. SONY had the portable player market in a corner. The Walkman appearing as CD Players, Digital Players and more was a runaway success. The iPod was luck for Apple. Apple wasn't sure how to jump into that market. It just so happened this guy was shopping around his idea for a portable music player. He offered it to Real and another company and they said no. Apple said yes and the rest is history. But Apple marketed the iPod with an explosion of commercials to be the hip product. Apple has taken alot, but haven't given nothing. They work to make a bunch of expensive high bandwidtb nearly useless options. Not saying SCSI, or Foreword or Lightning are totally useless. But if made less expensive could be adopted as a standard and Apple would make even more moneu. But no, they want to license it and make it expensive. That's why they all failed to mass market.
posted on Apr 05, 2015, 4:02 PM 4
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